The "star" of this year's Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport was the yacht Freedom. Pictures hardly do this yacht justice. It was designed by John Trumpy and built at the Mathis Yacht Building Co in Camden, NJ in 1926. She's been totally restored and updated by McMillen Yachts Inc and includes room for 10 guests in 5 staterooms. Fractional ownerships of this 104 foot fantail motor yacht are available, for a pretty hefty price.
During a recent walk around New London, I happened to luck out and be a good position to watch the Cross Sound Ferry Susan Anne, returning from Orient Point, NY. The ferry actually backs into the dock stern first. The boat turns around, without the aide of any tugboats, and just backs in. I wonder if the captain has rear view mirrors?